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EB-5: The Essentials of Investor Visas

May 9, 2013
Web Seminar

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EB-5: The Essentials of Investor Visas

This 90 minute web seminar was presented live on May 9, 2013, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

No matter how many years you have been practicing immigration law, EB-5s might still be a mystery. This panel addresses the basics of EB-5 law and procedures, focusing on fundamental issues to consider before getting started.

  • Individual vs. Regional Center Petitions
  • Choosing a Regional Center
  • Documenting the Requirements --Funding Issues, Employment Creation, and Securities Issues
  • Drafting Form I-526
  • Removal of Conditions --Preparing at the Outset
  • Ethical Considerations


Bernard P. Wolfsdorf (dl), AILA Past President, Santa Monica, CA
Bernard P. Wolfsdorf is a past National President of AILA and Managing Partner of a 17-lawyer immigration firm with New York and Los Angeles offices. He has been selected as “Global Corporate Immigration Lawyer of the Year” for 2012, 2011 and 2010 by the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, the official research partner of the ABA and the IBA. He is the Best Lawyers in America “2012 Lawyer of the Year for Los Angeles.” He can be contacted at

Mona Shah, New York, NY
Mona Shah’s knowledge of immigration law ranges from specialist business petitions to multi-issue deportation & removal litigation. Particularly experienced in EB-5 law and setting up RC’s, she was also one of the 4 original founders of NYCRC and NYIF. Mona has dealt with multifaceted RFE’s for both RC’s as well as for the Investor. Her substantial litigation background includes her representation of clients in both state and federal courts. She has handled complex immigration law appeals before the US Circuit Courts of Appeal nationwide. Mona has authored and published numerous articles and has spoken extensively both in the US and overseas.

Cletus Weber, Mercer Island, WA
Cletus M. Weber co-founded Peng & Weber, PLLC in Seattle/Mercer Island, Washington ( in 1992. He chairs AILA’s national Board of Publications and serves on AILA’s national EB-5 Conference Committee. He is also Editor of the 2012 AILA EB-5 Conference Workbook, Associate Editor of Immigration Options for Investors & Entrepreneurs, 2nd Ed. (2010), and Editor-in-Chief of AILA’s Guide to PERM Labor Certification (2011). He is a frequent conference speaker on EB-5 law nationally and internationally.

Seminar Recording

Included with registration, participants in the live seminar will receive a free downloadable recording of the seminar. It will be available in participant's Agora Digital Library approximately 4-7 business days from the seminar date.

Registration & Pricing

  Registration Price
AILA Member/International Associates $129.00
AILA Member's Paralegal $129.00
AILA Nonprofit Members $129.00
AILA Law Student Members $129.00
Nonmember Attorneys $199.00
Other Nonmembers $199.00
Nonprofit Nonmembers $199.00
Nonmember Law Students $199.00

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The "EB-5: The Essentials of Investor Visas" web seminar takes place Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the times noted below:

  • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time
  • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm central time
  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm mountain time
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm pacific time

The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on 5/8/2013.

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Cancellations: No refunds will be given after the seminar has started.

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